President Ramaphosa to visit Western Cape province with highest COVID-19 infections in South Africa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Friday visit the City of Cape Town to assess the Western Cape’s provincial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the presidency in South Africa said in a statement on Thursday.

The Western Cape province currently accounts for nearly two-thirds of infections nationally.

President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in OACPS Summit on Coronavirus COVID-19 on June 3, 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in OACPS Summit on Coronavirus COVID-19 on June 3, 2020

The visit follows oversight visits by the President to Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape to evaluate the fight against COVID-19.

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President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Premier Alan Winde on his inspection of COVID-19 facilities. 

“Mr. Ramaphosa will commence his visit by receiving a presentation on the Western Cape Province’s COVID-19 response strategy. He will later officiate the official opening of the Hospital of Hope and be conducted on a walk about.

President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in OACPS Summit on Coronavirus COVID-19 on June 3, 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa participates in OACPS Summit on Coronavirus COVID-19 on June 3, 2020

“The visit will culminate in a visit to the Red Dot Health Staff Transport Operations,” the presidency said.

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